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Unum Group (UNM) Competitors

$50.30
+0.05 (+0.10%)
(As of 04/12/2024 08:52 PM ET)

UNM vs. CNO, PFG, BXP, GL, BSAC, KNSL, JEF, CUBE, AIZ, and JLL

Should you be buying Unum Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Unum Group include CNO Financial Group (CNO), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Boston Properties (BXP), Globe Life (GL), Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC), Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL), Jefferies Financial Group (JEF), CubeSmart (CUBE), Assurant (AIZ), and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Unum Group vs.

CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) and Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, community ranking, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and media sentiment.

CNO Financial Group presently has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.22%. Unum Group has a consensus target price of $56.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.33%. Given CNO Financial Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Unum Group is more favorable than CNO Financial Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CNO Financial Group
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Unum Group
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.71

Unum Group has higher revenue and earnings than CNO Financial Group. Unum Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CNO Financial Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
CNO Financial Group$4.15B0.67$276.50M$2.4110.55
Unum Group$12.31B0.78$1.28B$6.497.75

95.4% of CNO Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of Unum Group shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of CNO Financial Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Unum Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Unum Group had 3 more articles in the media than CNO Financial Group. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for Unum Group and 7 mentions for CNO Financial Group. CNO Financial Group's average media sentiment score of 0.99 beat Unum Group's score of 0.25 indicating that Unum Group is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
CNO Financial Group
1 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Unum Group
4 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

CNO Financial Group has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unum Group has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

CNO Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. CNO Financial Group pays out 24.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Unum Group pays out 22.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. CNO Financial Group has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Unum Group has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years. Unum Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Unum Group has a net margin of 10.36% compared to Unum Group's net margin of 6.67%. Unum Group's return on equity of 17.51% beat CNO Financial Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CNO Financial Group6.67% 17.51% 1.04%
Unum Group 10.36%16.03%2.45%

Unum Group received 5 more outperform votes than CNO Financial Group when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 62.10% of users gave CNO Financial Group an outperform vote while only 46.43% of users gave Unum Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
CNO Financial GroupOutperform Votes
372
62.10%
Underperform Votes
227
37.90%
Unum GroupOutperform Votes
377
46.43%
Underperform Votes
435
53.57%

Summary

Unum Group beats CNO Financial Group on 15 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding UNM and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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UNM vs. The Competition

MetricUnum GroupAccident & health insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$9.65B$16.23B$8.16B$17.18B
Dividend Yield2.90%3.24%10.98%3.58%
P/E Ratio7.7511.6460.4625.14
Price / Sales0.781.853,474.5311.29
Price / Cash6.058.1027.8817.17
Price / Book1.021.432.394.72
Net Income$1.28B$1.71B$1.02B$966.30M
7 Day Performance-5.58%-3.85%-1.44%-1.22%
1 Month Performance-3.47%-3.15%-0.03%1.36%
1 Year Performance25.66%15.52%8.73%14.68%

Unum Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CNO
CNO Financial Group
4.4888 of 5 stars
$26.75
-1.2%
$26.25
-1.9%
+16.0%$2.92B$4.15B11.103,500Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↓
PFG
Principal Financial Group
2.8887 of 5 stars
$82.81
-2.1%
$77.64
-6.2%
+5.2%$19.53B$13.67B33.8019,800
BXP
Boston Properties
3.2353 of 5 stars
$65.30
+3.3%
$69.44
+6.3%
+18.9%$9.93B$3.27B53.97836Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
GL
Globe Life
4.9586 of 5 stars
$107.61
-0.2%
$132.88
+23.5%
-44.9%$10.12B$5.45B10.683,636Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↑
Gap Up
BSAC
Banco Santander-Chile
3.3777 of 5 stars
$20.28
+0.2%
$19.97
-1.5%
+1.1%$9.55B$6.07B15.979,229Short Interest ↓
KNSL
Kinsale Capital Group
3.5487 of 5 stars
$450.43
-1.9%
$510.00
+13.2%
+44.8%$10.45B$1.22B34.10561Positive News
JEF
Jefferies Financial Group
4.6909 of 5 stars
$44.16
-0.7%
$43.33
-1.9%
+35.0%$9.36B$4.70B36.207,564Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↓
CUBE
CubeSmart
3.7974 of 5 stars
$46.58
+1.9%
$46.33
-0.5%
-4.9%$10.48B$1.05B25.733,040Short Interest ↓
AIZ
Assurant
4.4935 of 5 stars
$178.98
-1.3%
$192.20
+7.4%
+50.0%$9.30B$11.13B14.9413,600Short Interest ↑
JLL
Jones Lang LaSalle
4.1134 of 5 stars
$193.97
-1.8%
$183.40
-5.4%
+34.5%$9.20B$20.76B41.62106,100

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